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Help NIA in Elgar Parishad probe or face action: BJP tells Maharashtra government

The comments by former finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and state BJP president Chandrakant Patil came on a day the state government received formal communication from the Centre that the NIA was taking over the Elgar Parishad probe.
BJP leaders Sudhir Mungantiwar, Chandrakant Patil and Vinod Tawde interacts with media at Raj Bhavan.(Pratik Chorge/HT file photo)
BJP leaders Sudhir Mungantiwar, Chandrakant Patil and Vinod Tawde interacts with media at Raj Bhavan.(Pratik Chorge/HT file photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2020 01:10 AM IST
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Former BJP minister warns Maharashtra govt of dismissal, sparks row

The Maharashtra government says the Centre has interfered in a State subject by unilaterally handing over the probe in the Bhima Koregaon violence to the NIA.
Senior BJP leader and former finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar warned the Maharashtra government not to create hurdles for National Investigation Agency (NIA) which the Centre had ordered to take probe into the Bhima Koregaon violence.(HT Photo)
Senior BJP leader and former finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar warned the Maharashtra government not to create hurdles for National Investigation Agency (NIA) which the Centre had ordered to take probe into the Bhima Koregaon violence.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2020 07:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

End of consensus as GST Council takes voting route

States are concerned about falling revenue collection amidst the economic slowdown and they fear that the Union government may default on paying their dues.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman (right) with revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey in New Delhi on Dec18, 2019. (ANI photo)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman (right) with revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey in New Delhi on Dec18, 2019. (ANI photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 01:32 AM IST
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With no Congress-NCP-Sena alliance yet, BJP all set for ‘Op Lotus’ in Maharashtra

This is a clear indication that the BJP, which won 105 seats in the state elections, may embark on ‘Operation Lotus’ in Maharashtra, on the lines of the one they managed in Karnataka, to get the requisite numbers to prove their majority.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah(PTI file photo)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 11:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKetaki Ghoge, Mumbai

Prez rule will be imposed if Maharashtra govt not formed by Nov 7: BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar

BJP leader told a TV channel that the delay in talks between BJP and Sena was due to the Diwali festival, adding parleys will start in a day or two.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis & Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray during 86th birth anniversary of Late Mathadi Leader AnnaSaheb Patil at APMC Onion Potato Market Vashi in Navi Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis & Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray during 86th birth anniversary of Late Mathadi Leader AnnaSaheb Patil at APMC Onion Potato Market Vashi in Navi Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 03:12 PM IST
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‘Lapses in 1,300 Jal Yukt Shivar works’: minister for water conservation Tanaji Sawant

The scheme was introduced in 2015 to create water-shed structures to harvest rain water and enhance groundwater levels in 25,000 villages. Activists, experts have termed it “unscientific”.
Finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, in his budget speech, said the government had spent <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8,946 crore on the scheme between 2015-16 and 2018-19.(HT Photo)
Finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, in his budget speech, said the government had spent 8,946 crore on the scheme between 2015-16 and 2018-19.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 04:10 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Outstanding tax revenue for Maharashtra at 89,000 crore

The figures of the outstanding tax revenue were revealed in the state’s budget document, tabled earlier this week in the legislature.
The major chunk of the outstanding amount, <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>65,396 crore, is accrued from sales and value added taxes on motor spirits and lubricants.(HT Photo)
The major chunk of the outstanding amount, 65,396 crore, is accrued from sales and value added taxes on motor spirits and lubricants.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 08:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySurendra Gangan

Plan to buy home, car? You may have pay more in Maharashtra

Faced with deficit, state may hike stamp duty, registration charges
(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 08:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKetaki Ghoge, Mumbai

No new infrastructure plans as govt focusses on ongoing projects in this year’s Maharasthra Budget

The 55,335 crore project has been divided into 16 packages, of which work order of 14 has been given.
The Mumbai-Pune expressway is being improved at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6,695 crore, which is expected to reduce the travel time between the two cities by 25 minutes.(HT File Photo)
The Mumbai-Pune expressway is being improved at a cost of 6,695 crore, which is expected to reduce the travel time between the two cities by 25 minutes.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 11:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNaresh Kamath

Maharashtra Budget: Govt to spend Rs. 300 crore to set up 50 industrial parks in tehsils

As part of a pilot project, it will start creating parks in 50 tehsils, for which the government has made a provision of 300 crore.
(From left) Congress’ Prithviraj Chavan, NCP’s Ajit Pawar with Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat and NCP leader Jayant Patil showing the tweets on the Maharashtra budget.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO)
(From left) Congress’ Prithviraj Chavan, NCP’s Ajit Pawar with Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat and NCP leader Jayant Patil showing the tweets on the Maharashtra budget.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik

Under Maharasthra budget, 12K cr for irrigation and 600 cr for varsities

The budget 2019-20 has an outlay of 600 crore for agriculture universities for research and infrastructure development, besides an increase in budget for irrigation projects to 12,597 crore.
The government has also announced to widen the scope of insurance cover to farmers dying in accidents.(PTI File Photo/Representive image)
The government has also announced to widen the scope of insurance cover to farmers dying in accidents.(PTI File Photo/Representive image)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 11:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySurendra P Gangan

Sops for OBCs, women, farmers and youth in Maharashtra pre-assembly poll budget

For women, the finance minister announced a 200 crore self-employment scheme for widows, and abandoned women. 1,500 crore have been allocated for two state pension schemes for elderly, widows, differently abled.
Maharashtra finance ministerSudhir Mungantiwar and minister of state for Finance, Rural Development Deepak Kesarkar arriving to present state budget during the monsoon session at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai, June 18, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Maharashtra finance ministerSudhir Mungantiwar and minister of state for Finance, Rural Development Deepak Kesarkar arriving to present state budget during the monsoon session at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai, June 18, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKetaki Ghoge

Maharashtra economic survey: High goals, but state’s growth rate low

Finance minister blames dip on drought, other sectors, says agriculture growth touched 3.1%; Oppn questions figures
Maharashtra's minister of state for finance Deepak Kesarkar and finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar go through the interim budget at Mantralaya in Mumbai on Monday.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra's minister of state for finance Deepak Kesarkar and finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar go through the interim budget at Mantralaya in Mumbai on Monday.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 08:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan

Shiv Sena, BJP tussle over Maharashtra CM post begins

Four months after BJP and Shiv Sena announced their alliance for the Lok Sabha elections, the question of power-sharing could be putting ties on shaky ground once again.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.(Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 12, 2019 12:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Forest department signs MoU to give land for Byculla zoo extension in Mumbai

The MoU was signed in the presence of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and state forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar at the corporation’s headquarters in Fort.
The civic body will be given the land on a 99-year lease period at a rent of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 each year.(HT Photo)
The civic body will be given the land on a 99-year lease period at a rent of 1 each year.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 02:48 AM IST
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Newly elected Cong MP from Maharashtra challenges Chandrapur liquor ban

Dhanorkar alleged that Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar imposed the liquor ban in Chandrapur to appease people in his Assembly constituency
Chandrapur is the only district in Maharashtra that is serving a liquor ban.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Chandrapur is the only district in Maharashtra that is serving a liquor ban.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 25, 2019 04:06 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Who will be the catcher in the dry Vidarbha region of Maharashtra?

The ruling BJP-Shiv Sena combine, which won 10 seats in 2014, had won nine of the 10 seats in 2004. Apart from the Modi wave, their victory was attributed to the sense of being neglected, which began during the Congress-NCP government’s tenure in the state.
Just like the mercury, the political battle is heating up in Vidarbha, which goes to polls in the first two phases – April 11 and 18.(PTI)
Just like the mercury, the political battle is heating up in Vidarbha, which goes to polls in the first two phases – April 11 and 18.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 28, 2019 08:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik

Maha budget burden of poll sops, 7th pay commission hike

The widening gap between revenue receipts and revenue expenditure has resulted in a budget deficit estimate of 19,784 crore (0.63%of the GSDP) for 2019-20 — the highest in the past 15 years
According to finance department officials, savings on budgetary allocation made towards pay commission pay outs to employees and lower farm loan waivers have enabled the government to keep debt under control so far.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
According to finance department officials, savings on budgetary allocation made towards pay commission pay outs to employees and lower farm loan waivers have enabled the government to keep debt under control so far.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2019 12:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Maharashtra’s interim budget may be ‘farmer-centric’

Govt may not announce tax hike, populist schemes; amount may be 40% of last year’s 3.2L-crore
State finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and MoS finance Deepak Kesarkar go through the interim budget document at Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
State finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and MoS finance Deepak Kesarkar go through the interim budget document at Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 08:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Maharashtra may issue fresh ordinance to keep dance bars shut

Maharashtra finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said the government was also considering a fresh provision that would make checking of identity cards of all people entering the bars mandatory.
The Supreme Court order has struck down rules that virtually prohibited the running of dance bars. The court ruled that there could be ‘regulations’ but not ‘total prohibition’.(HT File)
The Supreme Court order has struck down rules that virtually prohibited the running of dance bars. The court ruled that there could be ‘regulations’ but not ‘total prohibition’.(HT File)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 03:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

First national skills university for minorities to come up at Aurangabad

Sudhir Mungantiwar, state finance minister, informed MLA Imtiaz Jaleel that 100 acres has been finalised for the proposed university and that an allocation of 100 crore has also been made for the same.
A delegation led by Mungantiwar (in picture), accompanied by MLA Imtiaz Jaleel, officials from the state minority department and Aurangabad district collector, will soon meet Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union minister for minorities to take the project forward.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)
A delegation led by Mungantiwar (in picture), accompanied by MLA Imtiaz Jaleel, officials from the state minority department and Aurangabad district collector, will soon meet Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union minister for minorities to take the project forward.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 03:02 PM IST
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Maharashtra considers fresh ordinance on dance bars after Supreme Court order

The BJP government in Maharashtra may go for review petition of the Supreme Court order on dance bars or issue a fresh ordinance for stricter norms, state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar indicated on Friday.
Another official from the department said that bringing an ordinance for certain measures such as making CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras inside the bars mandatory, will amount to contempt of court.(Picture for representation)
Another official from the department said that bringing an ordinance for certain measures such as making CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras inside the bars mandatory, will amount to contempt of court.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySurendra P Gangan

Will bring ordinance on dance bars, if needed: Maharashtra

The Supreme Court’s order on Thursday brought reprieve to dance bar owners and employees by striking down rules that virtually prohibited their running. The court ruled that there could be ‘regulations’ but not ‘total prohibition’.
The Maharashtra government on Friday said that, if needed, an ordinance will be brought to enforce rules to regulate dance bars in the state.(HT File photo)
The Maharashtra government on Friday said that, if needed, an ordinance will be brought to enforce rules to regulate dance bars in the state.(HT File photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 01:07 PM IST
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Mumbai: BJP’s big loss in three states has Maha impact on the budget plan

Vote-on-account budget is an interim budget where the government plans the expenditure for a few months until the complete budget session
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.(HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 01:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai

After Aarey Colony blaze, forest minister wants to draw ‘fire line’ around Sanjay Gandhi National Park

A fire line is made by digging a trench on a strip of land, which is cleared off plantation, so that fire can be stopped on either side.
On December 4, a massive fire broke out on a private plot near Aarey Milk Colony near Goregaon. It took 14 hours for the fire brigade to douse the fire completely(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
On December 4, a massive fire broke out on a private plot near Aarey Milk Colony near Goregaon. It took 14 hours for the fire brigade to douse the fire completely(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 14, 2018 02:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik, Mumbai

Aarey fire: Can’t rule out suspicious activity, says fire brigade

The report says that some portions of the hillock were unaffected by the blaze, which raises questions of whether some suspicious activity led to the fire.
On December 3, a fire broke out at 6.21pm behind New Mhada Colony at Goregaon (East) and took almost 14 hours to be completely doused.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
On December 3, a fire broke out at 6.21pm behind New Mhada Colony at Goregaon (East) and took almost 14 hours to be completely doused.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 08:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySteffy Thevar, Mumbai

Aarey fire doused after 14 hours, environment minister asks police to start probe

The Mumbai fire brigade took more than 14 hours to completely put out the fire that broke out near Aarey Milk Colony on Monday evening
A day after a massive fire on a plot of land in Aarey forest, a black patch showed the extent of the blaze.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A day after a massive fire on a plot of land in Aarey forest, a black patch showed the extent of the blaze.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 09:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Had no option but to kill tigress Avni: Maharashtra forest minister

The Opposition legislators asked why Avni was not tranquilised and raised questions over selection of the shooter despite his controversial background
Tigress T1, also known as Avni, was killed in Yavatmal earlier this month.(AFP)
Tigress T1, also known as Avni, was killed in Yavatmal earlier this month.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 08:19 PM IST
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Hundreds throng Mumbai’s Shivaji Park to demand justice for slain tigress Avni

The protesters in Mumbai displayed black flags, posters and banners and raised slogans. They also demanded resignation of Maharashtra forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.
Thousands of people took part in a protest in Mumbai on Sunday, November 11, 2018, against the killing of tigress T-1, also known as Avni.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)
Thousands of people took part in a protest in Mumbai on Sunday, November 11, 2018, against the killing of tigress T-1, also known as Avni.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)
Published on Nov 12, 2018 11:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Tiger, not burning bright in Maharashtra

It seems rather a cruel act on part of any authority to kill a tigress with young cubs in cold blood even if she is believed to have attacked human beings in the past
It is the depletion of forests that is bringing tigers more and more into contact with human civilisation.(Arvind Yadav/ HT FILE)
It is the depletion of forests that is bringing tigers more and more into contact with human civilisation.(Arvind Yadav/ HT FILE)
Updated on Nov 06, 2018 11:54 PM IST
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